I was able to get my money back. I called the bank and changed my account, card and everything else.
I received this aswell, and they told me I had 10,000 dollars waiting for me. All I had to do was pay 165 dollars to some American Red Cross first, and then they would send me the money. The next day I had no money, and was told by "peter" that I couldn't get all the money, only half, and was told to send 700 to receive the full 10,000, plus reimbursement. I fell for this scam. I called the bank, got it straightened out and got my money I lost back. I hope and pray this is the end for these scamer's and they DO get caught.
West Texas Anthony
Was on my way to send 162.00 western union, when I called fed. Res. bank of NY, was informed that they do not participate in federal grants. So called and closed account. Feel so dumb
they say that they're federal reserve bank in new york calling me to tell me that I've been qualify to get a grant money for $10,200
I am sorry to hear all of your stories. I had a bad feeling when I called and got a call right back from them but not a company. They never gave me a company name and would only say they were the financial department. So I hung up and googled the number and called back and read some of these comments the lady I was talking to hung up on me and now won't answer the phone. I suggest anyone who gets a call from these people do not deal with them and report them as soon as possible!! Anytime they say send in money to receive it and can't give you a company name don't do it.
i just got a call from a 202 907 8527 and said something about a federal grant, lkucky i havnt sent any money glad i researched it ha
Call western union and cancel the money
We got the money by calling western union and canceling the money
They took money from me and expecting me to give more wat an a****** lord will punish u of wat u did....
I did the same as everyone did on here and now I feel like sh** I would like to take action if any one has any info to help me get back email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org plz it would help
Hi everyone I felt for it to they got me for $612 and I have kids to they told me the same lie they work for federal bank u quality for a government grant 10,200 and we would like to give u the money all u have to do is give us this amount and we would give it back to u and give u the grant money to. I'm so hurt they called me all day until I give them the money but when it was time for them to give me the money they put me on hold they hung up on me and they didn't answer there phones no more. If anyone wants to take legal actions on this company please call me because I would like to join in on the lawsuit 3107665976
These people were calling me for a while and I can't say i wasn't intrigued, so i entertained myself and tried to get some info from them. Several times they called and I just ignored the number thinking "Oh, it's just them again." Like a lot of you already know, it seemed pretty legit. Now that they got me to pay $482, they won't call me back or even answer my calls. These people need to be stopped for impersonating government representatives. Why do I feel like I just sent "Peter's" family $482 in American, but worth 15,000+ in Indian rupees?
Yesturday I had received a call from a 2026979457 number claiming the same as what everyone else says. Then they sent me to another number a 646 257 3748 number and yes I sent $162 to India. Then got a call from "windows" trying to sell me and anti virse protection plan. So now I'm out for blood! Did anyone get there money back?
no some of us go to stores ad assumption
So all of you went into a Western Union office. Did any of you look at the big signs on the wall? The one's that say Western Union is NEVER to be used for a business transaction? If anyone, I mean ANYONE ever asks you to use Western Union, and it is not family, or a close personal friend, it is a SCAM - 100%
Receiced call from 888-888-8888,informing me that I was selected to receive a Federal Grant in the amount of $7,000, from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. And that I was required to send $250.00 by Western Union as a security deposit. Once that was completed received another call to contact "Debra at 646-863-611and informed an additional $1,500 was required to pay taxes. This was when I finally woke up, because the $1,500 was to of been sent to India !!!!! I might as well kiss the $250.00 good-bye, because "Debra" does not answer the phone. Thankful they didn't get me for $1,750!! So... Head's up my Brother's & Sister's , and be for-warned.
This ask me to pay him $750 he will deposited the money to my account five minutes after which one he didn't. I sending $162 dollar. To Costa Rica to Natalia Calderon Retana and I never get my money .they told me I going to get $10,200 this is their Phone numbers 202-.697-9182- or 646-257-3748.be carefully this are scams the will still your money.
Yep just got scamed sent 175 money gram then found these posts so i told them to f off ill miss my 175 though b*****ds!
We have also received calls from the phone #2024703504. This phone # is in the same association with the 6462573748. My husband was receiving phone calls from both phone #s.
Please report this to the Federal Reserve Bank fraud hotline. The # is 6466725000. Report to WESTERN UNION, they will direct your call to their fraud report hotline. Also report your claim to state police.
These people contacted my husband. They have gone through the extent of even emailing my husband an picture of of an $50000 check (grant). unfortunitly, they received $2232. They went through the process of even contacting IRS and Western Union, while on the phone, with my husband. We were given the name Peter and Jim Marshal. They use Email address email@example.com. We have filed an report with the Federal Reserve Bank Fraud hot line and state police. I am not going to stop to find justice. These people are taking from innocent children and families. I pray for them to seek God and change their ways! I know they will never escape judgement from God. These men need to be put to justice, Thankyou to all the others, who have posted under this site; and I am soo sorry, for your loss!! I wish, I would have thought about looking the phone number up, before my husband continued to take action. Everyone who has fell victim to these men, should also report to the Western Union fraud. We had to western union money to Costa Rica four times. The transaction names on western union transactions were ELIZABETH VARGAS PEREZ, ALEXANDER ROMERO CORTES, YANNETH SANDI BRENES, and JULETA SANCHEZ ALFARO. There is obviously more then just an few people involved. I was thinking a whole family is associated with this. I will continue to pray for these men to be caught and pray to find additional options to pursue justice. I question the thought of morale conscience of these men???? God will seek justice. Please help in continual prayer to bring these people to justice. We need to save other families, from these people. Like, I said, they depleted our complete tax refund of $2322. We are struggling in this economy, and are from from rich!! This amount of money,( they took from us), will desperately hurt our family, financially. My 3yr old daughter and 13 year old daughter, should not have to suffer from these greedy people. No exaggeration, my daughter has holes in her shoes and my tags are expired on my car. I pray these people, truely needed the money, more then my own children. I have to believe, God will provide for my family. Please HELP to put these people to justice!! They are becoming more greedy, and taking larger amounts of money. They need to be stopped. God bless, all of you, who have reported these men!! I will be praying that God will provide for all of you too.
did the police do somethin about it??
did u get your money bak???
Fed Grants Specialist
As a Federal Grants Specialist these are the questions that need to be asked:
What is the grant announcement # in Grants.gov
All grants paid through the Fed Gov't are held on this website
Ask them what their CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) # is it should be in the format of XX.XXX
All Federal Grants must have a CFDA # to be tracked
Ask under what laws & regulations in the Federal Register are for this grant
Each grant has laws and regulations they must go by and all are found in the Federal Register
PLEASE REMEMBER: ALL FEDERALLY AWARDED GRANTS MUST HAVE AND REPORT TO ALL THESE SOURCES.
Hope this helps in the future
Fed Grants Specialist
Federal Grants do not use the Federal Reserve we go directly through the US Treasury Dept.
If you are contacted in an unsolicited e-mail claiming that you have funds on deposit with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or have information regarding this fraud please contact Robert Amenta, Senior Special Investigator at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He can be reached at the following e-mail address:firstname.lastname@example.org
The same thing happen to my brother. He sent $143.00 to this group in the hopes of receiving $9,000 in a federal grant, and he is a college student. So you really don't think much when they said federal grant. My brother has been going through a lot and this money really could have helped him and his little girl and he sent his last to them. However, I started to put the pieces together when he wanted the money to be sent to a person and not an organization. Sadly, I was to late and the money is gone. This was a real blow to my brother. How do they even get our numbers to do something so evil? However, I called them back and acted as if i was someone sending money in. They tried to get me to do it then i went the f*** off. This is something that should not be happening.
I wish I would've saw this s*** before they took my 440 for this scamming a** s*** this scamming s*** gotta stop
Scammed me for $350.00. They told me to wire money so if they call saying you have a federal grant dont take it hang up.
I also sent 150.00 by western union to a "TRINH THIPHAM"IN vietnam, was told same thing about a free Government Grant, then after I sent the 150.this jerry Goodman #12024700753 told me I had to call his boss to verify it. .. talked to 3 people that day told me to call a man named PETER at a bank phone # 1-646-257-3784.and he wanted $500.told him NO WAY...I talked to this jerry goodman, he set up for the wester union and told me to call this peter. some people are so very ignorant. I reported it to my local police department that day. I FEEL LIKE SUCH A DUMMY FOR FALLING FOR IT.. THANK YOU.
I was called by this number numorus times and was told I had won a free Government Grant. I sent them first 150.00 dollars for fees and then another 500.00 like a dumb a--s to a Thi-Nguyen Khuyen in Vietnam I am disabled and needed a few extra dollars to help with x-mas..Please do not send these people any money...I am afraid they have all my 411 And now I received another call today from a 202-738-1811 saying a won another grant I told them to stop calling me and hung up..About an hour later I received a call from a 214-702-5314 saying I accepted money from them and I was going to jail for reporting a false fraud...They started questioning me about my info and when i gave them none they got upset so I hung up..My advice to everyone is to report this asap, I called Social security and put a watch on my ss# Close your bank accounts and also go to alerts.equifax.com and National Fraud information Center 1-800-269-0271 I hope this helps someone..Please make sure to report this so no one else gets scammed.. Thanks